Treasures of Oz

Celebrating the Natural Gems of Ozaukee County

  • In 2005-2007, Ozaukee County completed an inventory of fish passage barriers in the Milwaukee River Watershed, documenting over 150 impediments on 11 project streams.
  • On June 9, 2009, the County was awarded a $4.7 Million Grant from the National Atmospheric and Oceanic Administration (NOAA) as part of the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA) to remove documented barriers on the Milwaukee River and 9 tributaries. Project areas include:

Milwaukee River Main Stem

  • Mequon-Thiensville Dam
  • Bridge Street Dam
  • Lime Kiln Dam

9 Tributaries Streams

  • Fredonia Creek
  • Riveredge Creek
  • Hawthorne Drive Creek
  • Mole Creek
  • Pigeon Creek
  • Trinity Creek
  • Lac Du Cours Creek
  • Ulao Creek
  • Riverside Drive Creek
  • Ozaukee County was one of 50 in the nation, 1 of 3 projects in the Great Lakes Basin, and the only one in Wisconsin to receive ARRA funding through NOAA.